Seven years ago, Susan Chandler Kaiser's life took a nightmarish turn when her husband, Richard, disappeared with their infant daughter, Emma. In the ensuing years, Susan hasn't been able to find any trace of them. But all that changes when she unexpectedly receives a call from the Johnson County Sheriff's Department.

A black SUV has been pulled from the Escatawpa River and it contains Richard's decomposed body. But other than the baby seat, there is no sign of Emma. Now Susan is even more determined to discover what became of her daughter.

Arriving in the tiny town of Linton, Mississippi, Susan gets a room with Lorena Bedford and her great-nephew Jeb. Jeb is a Delta Force operative currently on medical leave who finds himself caught up in Susan's quest. When someone tries to kill her, it seems clear that they have touched a nerve. For Susan, the most haunting question remains: Is Emma alive?

Jumping into the single-title format with ease, series favorite Wilson gives her readers just what they want: more thrilling adventure and heartwrenching suspense. This story of a mother's unwavering determination is inspiring. Wilson is destined to become one of the suspense genre's bright stars. (Apr., 384 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith